Hugh Howlett
Freelance Colourist & Online Editor

“Great technical skill, an excellent aesthetic eye, total unflappable reliability and good humour.”

          – John Rowe, Head of Digital Effects, NFTS

Key Skills

  • Resolve and Baselight colour grading

  • Excellent editorial skills

  • Good knowledge of VFX and colour workflows

  • All round great guy

Company 3 2018 – present
Colour Grading Assistant

  • Colourist for smaller projects, short films and promo reels

  • Assistant to all thee senior colourists

  • Grade QC fixes

  • VFX conforms and match grading

  • Colour grading setup and workflow

  • Conforms

  • Deliverables including IMFs and DCPs.

  • Building-wide Davinci Resolve tech-support!


  • Grading

  • Grading assistance

  • Conforms

  • Deliverables creation

  • Workflow design

Software Experience

  • DaVinci Resolve

  • Baselight

  • Avid Media Composer

  • DCP-o-matic

  • Adobe Premiere

  • Final Cut Pro

  • Nuke

National Film & Television School (2016 – 2018)​
Digital Effects MA

  • Specialised in colour grading and online editing.

  • Using Baselight, Resolve and Nucoda, I was the 'go-to' colourist for many, including the first ever NFTS feature length film Feline, which won the Panalux award for ‘NFTS Best cinematography 2018’. Shot on a mix of film and digital.

  • Online editor for many films using AVID Media Composer. Also excellent knowledge of editing with Premiere and Resolve.

  • Produced deliverables and DCPs for all my graduate films.

  • Worked on a range of films including Fiction, Documentary, Animation, & TV entertainment.

  • Also studied CG & Compositing.

Zenith Cinematography (2014–2015)
Senior editor & colourist​
  • Responsible for the entire post-production process, from file ingest to delivery.

  • Edited & graded 30+ films within a year.

  • Film budgets ranging from £3k to £20k.

Loz Media (2012–2014)

Camera operator, editor & colourist (2012–2014)

  • Sole camera operator, editor and colourist for promotional videos for local businesses.

  • Worked on location with clients and liaised with director/producers during post-production.

Written & Verbal Skills

I have good writing skills. I received a commendation for my NFTS dissertation about the colour grading in post-apocalyptic films, and a distinction for my MSc dissertation. I also have a good telephone manner. In previous jobs, I was given responsibility to answer the phone and speak to clients.


Additional information

  • Full and clean driving license

  • Very computer literate and interested in electronics, gadgets, gaming and all things technical

  • Musical – I learned to play the violin and drums at school

  • Passion for dance music, especially house, trance and drum & bass, and I enjoy going to music festivals

  • Travelled to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji during a gap year. I did a 15,000 ft. sky dive and 140m bungee jump

  • Completed a 100km walk across Snowdonia as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

  • Member of Richmond Squash Club

  • Enjoy skiing and snowboarding

Other Education

  • Digital Media Production (MSc), Oxford Brookes University – Distinction

  • Industrial Design & Technology (BA), Loughborough University

  • 3 A-Levels & 10 GCSEs, Cheltenham College

“Hugh will make a good colourist as he is a team player”

                 – Roland Brown, President of the International Moving Image Society.